Elika Bergelson

Elika Bergelson

Crandall Family Assistant Professor

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania 2013

Overview

Dr. Bergelson is accepting applications for PhD students in the 2018-2019 Cycle; she accepts through the Developmental and Cog/CogNeuro areas of P&N and the CNAP program.

In my research, I try to understand the interplay of processes during language acquisition.
In particular, I am interested in how word learning relates to other aspects of learning language (i.e. speech sound acquisition), and social/cognitive development more broadly (e.g. joint attention processes) in the first two years of life.

I pursue these questions using two main approaches: in-lab measures of early comprehension and production (mostly with eye-tracking experiments), and at-home measures of infants' linguistic and social environment (as in the SEEDLingS project)

Expertise

Language acquisition, word learning, cognitive development, psycholinguistics

Räsänen, O., et al. “Automatic word count estimation from daylong child-centered recordings in various language environments using language-independent syllabification of speech.” Speech Communication, vol. 113, Oct. 2019, pp. 63–80. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.specom.2019.08.005. Full Text

Moore, Charlotte, et al. “Point, walk, talk: Links between three early milestones, from observation and parental report..” Developmental Psychology, vol. 55, no. 8, Aug. 2019, pp. 1579–93. Epmc, doi:10.1037/dev0000738. Full Text

Bulgarelli, Federica, and Elika Bergelson. “Look who's talking: A comparison of automated and human-generated speaker tags in naturalistic day-long recordings..” Behavior Research Methods, July 2019. Epmc, doi:10.3758/s13428-019-01265-7. Full Text

Bergelson, Elika, et al. “Day by day, hour by hour: Naturalistic language input to infants..” Developmental Science, vol. 22, no. 1, Jan. 2019. Epmc, doi:10.1111/desc.12715. Full Text

Laing, Catherine E., and Elika Bergelson. “Mothers' Work Status and 17-month-olds' Productive Vocabulary..” Infancy : The Official Journal of the International Society on Infant Studies, vol. 24, no. 1, Jan. 2019, pp. 101–09. Epmc, doi:10.1111/infa.12265. Full Text

Bergelson, Elika, et al. “What Do North American Babies Hear? A large-scale cross-corpus analysis..” Developmental Science, vol. 22, no. 1, Jan. 2019. Epmc, doi:10.1111/desc.12724. Full Text

Bergelson, Elika, and Daniel Swingley. “Young Infants' Word Comprehension Given An Unfamiliar Talker or Altered Pronunciations..” Child Development, vol. 89, no. 5, Sept. 2018, pp. 1567–76. Epmc, doi:10.1111/cdev.12888. Full Text Open Access Copy

Amatuni, Andrei, et al. “Preserved Structure Across Vector Space Representations..” Corr, vol. abs/1802.00840, 2018.

Bergelson, Elika, and Richard N. Aslin. “Nature and origins of the lexicon in 6-mo-olds..” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 114, no. 49, Dec. 2017, pp. 12916–21. Epmc, doi:10.1073/pnas.1712966114. Full Text Open Access Copy

Frank, M. C., et al. “A Collaborative Approach to Infant Research: Promoting Reproducibility, Best Practices, and Theory-Building.” Infancy, vol. 22, no. 4, July 2017, pp. 421–35. Scopus, doi:10.1111/infa.12182. Full Text

Pages

Ryanta, N., et al. “Enhancement and analysis of conversational speech: JSALT 2017.” Icassp, Ieee International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing  Proceedings, vol. 2018-April, 2018, pp. 5154–58. Scopus, doi:10.1109/ICASSP.2018.8462468. Full Text

Laing, Catherine, and Elika Bergelson. “More Siblings Means Lower Input Quality in Early Language Development..” Cogsci, edited by Glenn Gunzelmann et al., cognitivesciencesociety.org, 2017.

Casillas, M., et al. “What do babies hear? Analyses of child-and adult-directed speech.” Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Interspeech, vol. 2017-August, 2017, pp. 2093–97. Scopus, doi:10.21437/Interspeech.2017-1409. Full Text

Casillas, M., et al. “A new workflow for semi-Automatized annotations: Tests with long-form naturalistic recordings of childrens language environments.” Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Interspeech, vol. 2017-August, 2017, pp. 2098–102. Scopus, doi:10.21437/Interspeech.2017-1418. Full Text

Warlaumont, A. S., et al. “Home Bank: A repository for long-form real-world audio recordings of children.” Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Interspeech, vol. 2017-August, 2017, pp. 815–16. Manual, doi:10.21437/Interspeech.2017-2051. Full Text

Schuller, B., et al. “The INTERSPEECH 2017 Computational Paralinguistics Challenge: Addressee, Cold & Snoring.” Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Interspeech, vol. 2017-August, 2017, pp. 3442–46. Scopus, doi:10.21437/Interspeech.2017-43. Full Text

Amatuni, Andrei, and Elika Bergelson. “Semantic Networks Generated from Early Linguistic Input..” Cogsci, edited by Glenn Gunzelmann et al., cognitivesciencesociety.org, 2017.

Bergelson, Elika, et al. “Description of the Homebank Child/Adult Addressee Corpus (HB-CHAAC)..” Interspeech, edited by Francisco Lacerda, ISCA, 2017.

Metze, F., et al. “Virtual machines and containers as a platform for experimentation.” Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association, Interspeech, vol. 08-12-September-2016, 2016, pp. 1603–07. Scopus, doi:10.21437/Interspeech.2016-997. Full Text Open Access Copy

Bergelson, Elika. “Workshop on Corpus Collection, (Semi)-Automated Analysis, and Modeling of Large-Scale Naturalistic Language Acquisition Data..” Cogsci, edited by Anna Papafragou et al., cognitivesciencesociety.org, 2016.

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Selected Grants

CAREER: Understanding Early Language: Evidence from Blind Infants & Deaf Infants awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2024

Analyzing Child Language Experiences Around the World (ACLEW) awarded by National Endowment for the Humanities (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2020

Mechanisms of Word Learning in Infancy awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2019